The People Factor Podcast with Thomas Kohler

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Amiel Barrimond is a Total Rewards professional who is passionate about creating solutions and problem-solving within the Rewards arena. With hands-on experience in all aspects of reward design and management, Amiel believes that the reward function should be robust and agile, yet flexible enough to move with changes in the business and regulatory environment. Amiel’s expertise includes executive and general compensation, incentive design, policy, structure and governance, benefits, performance management, job evaluation, career frameworks, and pay range design.

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Virgile is the founder of Figures – the first product allowing start-ups and scale-ups to know if their compensation philosophy is fair. He has a diverse background of studying computer science and working as an engineer as well as did a master’s in human resources and worked as an HR Director and compensation specialist.

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Daniel is a proven expert on the future of work, an independent “leadership developer” and (HR) organizational consultant, systemic coach, author, and guest lecturer at various universities. Through his exposed and global leadership roles at Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, and SAP, he brings in-depth experience and broad expertise in Leadership & Talent Development, Organizational Development, and Culture Change from some of the most prominent Dax corporations.

He is the author of several publications and last year released his new book “Unlearning Hierarchy” – A Journey into Self-Organization. His mission: to make work, leadership, and organizations more present- and future-ready through his contribution as a consultant, org developer, facilitator, and keynote speaker – for him, that means, more adaptive, effective, and meaningful.

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In this podcast, we’ll explore the recruitment at tech giants with Katerina Cerveny, a recruitment professional with extensive experience from Tesla, UiPath, and Adobe. Katerina has worked with a variety of clients, from startups to global brands, and has developed effective recruitment strategies for her clients. Tune in to learn from Katerina’s expertise in recruitment and her experiences working with some of the biggest names in the tech industry.

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Anna Ott is VP People and responsible for ESG initiatives at HV Capital, one of the leading VC funds in Europe. She has more than two decades of experience in HR, focussing on start-ups. She’s worked with venture builders, incubators, and venture capitalists’ portfolios. Before HV Capital, Anna worked as an independent consultant. Her clients spanned corporates, SMBs and start-ups. She also advised various European HR Tech start-ups. Anna is part of Capital Magazine’s “Top 40 under 40”. She is also acknowledged as an “HR Influencer” by various leading magazines in this space.

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At McKinsey, Martina was responsible for hiring new consultants into their German and Austrian offices with a focus on diversity. She also spent time in Dubai improving the Middle East hiring processes and attracting top talent from UK and US universities into all EMEA offices. In her final two years at McKinsey, Martina co-managed all German/Austrian hiring efforts.

In 2018, she joined Personio as their Head of HR and later as Director of Talent. Under her leadership, the company grew from 50 to 1,400 employees in just 4 years. Martina understands the challenges that come with hyper-growth and is experienced in maintaining a high hiring bar.

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Stefan Ries is a highly experienced Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Labor Relations Director. He served in these roles at SAP SE and was a member of the Executive Board with global responsibility for HR. With a background in executive roles at companies like Microsoft, Compaq, SAP, and Egon Zehnder International, Stefan is also passionate about sports, particularly German football, tennis, and European Handball. These days, he enjoys supporting HR tech startups as a business angel and is an external advisor for McKinsey on digital transformation projects.

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Your host: Thomas Kohler

Podcast Host | Founder & CEO of pplwise GmbH

He started his HR career in recruiting at a Viennese B2B fintech and subsequently led talent acquisition departments at two Unicorns. Within the last six years, he scaled organizations from 50 to over 3,000 employees across Europe. He then founded pplwise to help companies achieve their growth goals. pplwise specializes in recruiting & consulting in HR.